Re: Releasing software sponsored by an employer
Francisco Poli wrote:
>I agree on everything you said, with the following comments/questions:
>* why do you suggest repeating <program name> everywhere?
Ah. The reason I did that was so that it would be suitable to print out
and have the company lawyers or executives sign.
> I think it
>makes adapting the notice to different pieces of software less easy (a
>differently named GPL'd work can be derived from a previously existing
>GPL'd work, you know): I would say
> This work is free software; [...]
> This work is distributed [...]
> [...] along with this work [...]
That is better if the notice is actually present in and attached to the
work, yes, I agree.
But if you want to print out a paper copy and have someone sign
it, or otherwise have a copy of the license floating around
independently of the actual work, it seems wiser to specify everywhere
what work the license in fact attaches to.